Multicultural Playwright Program

The Multicultural Playwright Program is a three-day event which is designed to give multicultural/refugee students and their teachers a scriptwriting and performance experience. On the third day the students will, after working with the tutors and their teachers, put on a showcase performance providing them with the platform to share their stories.

As well as the three-day workshop, participating schools will have the opportunity to invite a theatre performance mentor to their school for 2 x 2hr workshops to assist with the preparation and devising of the performances for the 3 day workshop. The dates will be negotiated to best fit the participating school in the weeks leading up to the three day program.

Applications Open: Term 1, Week 2

Applications Close: Term 2, Week 1

Online applications for the Multicultural Playwright Program are open to all NSW Public Schools students from Years 7 – 12. The program will be held in Week 5 of Term 2. There is a participant fee of $99.00 per student (incl GST) with the workshop running from 9 am – 2.30 pm on the day.

Workshop Dates and Venues:

Dates and venues to be confirmed in early 2019 and displayed here in Term 2

Maximum student number per workshop:

Click the link below to apply for an available workshop near you:


Workshop Schedule:

Please note: This is a guide only as the workshop runs over 3 days. There may be some variation to the break times in this schedule in order to accommodate host school bell times and routines.



9.00 am

Sign on

9:15 am

Watch performance

11.00 am

Morning Tea

11.20 am

Student performance workshop

1.00 pm


1.30 pm

Student devising workshop

2.30 pm

Sign off


View the 2018 showcase performance here:

For more information about these workshops please contact:

Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190

Arts Initiatives Support Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1170

2016 Multicultural Playwright Program - Bankstown Arts Centre

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For further information about the program please contact: Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190